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Become a lifeguard and learn the skills you need to work in water safety as a lifeguard this summer. This course combines online training with on-site skill sessions. Course completion provides a 2-year American Red Cross certificate for Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR/AED. .
April/May Course Dates Option II:
Pre-test: April 11, 10:00am-11:30am
April 18, 9:30am-1:30pm
April 25, 9:30am-1:30pm OR 2-6pm (two sessions offered)
May 2, 9:30am-1:30pm
May 16, 9:30am-1:30pm
$10 pre-test members & public
How it Works:
Approximately 7 hours online course each student can do at their own convenience PRIOR to classroom & In-person sessions
Masks will be worn on the pool deck and social distancing will be enforced when possible.
In order to successfully pass the American Red Cross Lifeguard Course, participants must pass the pre-test, demonstrate all required skills and pass the final exams with a score of 80% or higher.
There is $100 nonrefundable administrative fee if you withdraw or not pass the course.
1. Swim 300 yards continuously, using these strokes in the following order:
-100 yards of front crawl using rhythmic breathing and a stabilizing, propellant kick.
-100 yards of breaststroke.
-100 yards of either front crawl using rhythmic breathing or breaststroke. These 200 yards may be a mixture of front crawl and breaststroke.
2. Timed event within 1 minute 40 seconds. Starting in the water, swim 20 yards using front crawl or breaststroke, surface dive to a depth of 7 to 10 feet and retrieve a 10-pound object, return to the surface, and swim 20 yards back to the starting point with both hands holding the object and keeping the face at or near the surface. Exit the water without using the ladder or steps.
3. Tread water for 2 minutes using legs only
Stroke development. Breaststroke and side stroke are introduced. The child must be able to swim 25m front crawl and back stroke. 1:4 Instructor/Student ratio
Stroke refinement. Coordination and refinement of strokes are developed. Butterfly stroke is introduced 1:4 Instructor/Student ratio
Skill proficiency. Strokes learned in previous levels are polished; and endurance is stressed. Includes fun water activities. 1:6 Instructor/Student ratio
This class will focus on teaching good practices for Mind (kindness, respect to others, self-discipline, self-control, etc.), Body (coordination, balance, flexibility, etc.), and Spirit (perseverance, honesty, integrity, hard work, attitude of earning, positivity, etc.). Overall, students will have the opportunity to build their character through the mental and physical practice of Martial Arts.